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OP There are many Anglo-Saxon names that end in "worth." From what I can find it seems to have the same meaning as the suffix, "ley," a clearing. Did they develop from different original languages?
Technically, they are not suffixes, but nouns as the second element in a compound word. Old English leāh 'lea, grassland, meadow' is not the same thing as worđ 'an enclosed homestead'.
Ceci n'est pas un seing.
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